Poppies and preaches

Remembrance Sunday approaches, and I can feel the preaching muscles tensing in anticipation.  How to honour the memory of servicemen and servicewomen without treading on the toes of those who cringe at the martial focus?  How to recognise the courage often displayed in times of war whilst holding aloft the flag of  peace? Like most acts performed on a tightrope, the scope for falling off, or landing in an undignified mess which brings the wrong kind of tears to the eyes is considerable. Suggestions welcome…

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